It is the end of October, I can’t believe how fast the time flies. The month is done and I luckily have my OMG done just in time. Not much else was accomplished this month. I wanted to remake Cookie Exchange Quilt in this fabric JOL by Wenche Wolff Hatling of Northern Quilts for Moda Fabrics.
It really is a quick quilt to put together. I cut the 10″ layer cake blocks to 7 x 7. Then cut the 10 x 3 piece into a 7 x 3 and put the 3 x 3 pieces aside. I was going to use the 7 x 3 pieces for piano key border. The 3 x 3 are going into my stash.
It didn’t take too much time to put this top together. I was ready to do the quilting. Straight lines/cross grid on the body of the quilt. Straight line on the border with cross grid on the corners of the border.
I never really paid much attention to how much thread was used, as I normally use white. I know boring. Red was my color of choice today. I had to pick up red and thought “I think I’ll get two spools, just in case.” I decided to wind some bobbins first, starting with six I thought I would be all set. Wait, I had to wind another six. Still not done. I used a total of 15 bobbins. But it was done. Good think I thought ahead and bought two spools. I wasn’t really thinking I would use both spools. There is about one third of the second spool left.
I decided on using a red for the binding. Didn’t have anything that would work, so ordered from etsy. Once I got the fabric, I was ready to roll. Binding is always my challenge. I stress over doing a good job on the binding. I pinned the heck out of this binding and it turned out quite nice.
I am glad to have this quilt finished since it will be a Christmas gift. It wasn’t a wintery scene for pictures today, but I was thankful the rain has stopped.
I found this super soft, extra wide flannel backing. It really makes this quilt comfy.
I am linking up with some of our quilty friends: